One of the ‘Best’ Young English Talents Wants Chelsea Move After Rejected Offer

Anthony Gordon

According to Matt Law in the Telegraph, Anthony Gordon wants to move to Chelsea in this transfer window. This comes following Everton‘s rejection of the Stamford Bridge side’s initial offer of £45 million prior to their match against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Anthony Gordon Wants Chelsea Move

Why Anthony Gordon is Interested in Moving

Anthony Gordon has an interest in making a move to Chelsea as it presents a strong career option for the player. Firstly, the Stamford Bridge side’s place in the Champions League means that the youngster can play at a far higher level. Additionally, playing alongside the likes of Kai Havertz and Mason Mount is sure to aid the England youth international’s development.

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Aside from the benefits training at Cobham brings, a move away from Everton is ideal. The Toffees fought against relegation last season and the loss of Richarlison and perpetual injuries for Dominic Calvert-Lewin are more bad omens for the Merseyside club. As a young player looking to grow, relegation is far from a positive prospect.

Why Chelsea are Interested in Anthony Gordon

Law says: “The interest in Gordon is driven by a desire to try to sign some of the best young English talent”. As well as this, Chelsea’s interest comes from a loss of creativity. Gordon provides that in midfield and is a good creator of chances.

With Callum Hudson-Odoi considering a loan, Hakim Ziyech contemplating an exit and Timo Werner’s exit confirmed, adding wider players is a necessity. Personal terms would not be a problem either. At this point, Chelsea’s FFP budget far exceeds that of Everton.

Everton’s Position

Frank Lampard’s side desperately require a striker. Whilst Anthony Gordon has played there this season, it is not his natural role. In reality, losing the youngster in a cash-plus-player deal for someone along the lines of Conor Gallagher or striker Armando Broja represents good value for Everton.

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At this late stage in the window, any sale is a risk. However, bids approaching £50 million could be too good to turn down.